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August Wilhelm von Hofmann commemorative medal for the founders of the concept of green chemistry

Award ceremony for Paul Anastas and John Warner in Lisbon


The German Chemical Society (GDCh) honors Professor Dr. Paul T. Anastas and Professor Dr. John C. Warner for her special services to chemistry with the August Wilhelm von Hofmann commemorative medal. The GDCh thus honors the awardee as the founders of the concept of green chemistry, for which ...


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Rare earth orthoferrite LnFeO3 nanoparticles for bioimaging


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as one of the most powerful clinical imaging tools because of its superb spatial resolution and soft tissue contrast, especially when using contrast agents. In the European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, scientists have presented a new kind of ...


Brenntag acquires Quimitécnica

Brenntag expands market coverage and service portfolio in Portugal and Spain


Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Quimité – Comércio e Indústria Química S.A., Portugal (“Quimitécnica”). As a service provider, Quimitécnica has a strong focus on offering a wide range of chemical products, blends, logistics and storage services to various industrial business ...


Innovnano announces its certification to ISO 9001 standards

Dedicated to the development of nanostructured materials and advanced ceramics


Innovnano announced its certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) to ISO 9001 standards. This accreditation demonstrates Innovnano’s commitment to producing the highest quality nanostructured ceramic powders and products, and highlights its support for the continuous progress in ...


New method for art restoration using low toxicity ionic liquids


Research describes a new, less toxic method for removing varnish from artworks using ionic liquids than those used in the art restoration business currently. Cleaning methods for conserving and restoring art usually involve the use of volatile organic solvents that van be harmful to both health ...


Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry for the assessment of lead concentration in animal bone powder


Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry has been shown by scientists in Portugal to be a suitable tool for assessing lead concentration in animal bone, which will help investigate lead metabolism and public health issues. The toxic nature of Pb means that it is important to monitor ...


From coffee to biodiesel


Researchers investigating the potential of renewable spent coffee grounds as a feedstock for biodiesel production discovered that they could couple the extraction and transesterification of spent coffee grounds oil into a single step. They used supercritical methanol, either pure or with carbon ...


Molten Salts for Efficient Solar Thermal Plants


Researchers from Siemens intend to substantially boost the efficiency of solar thermal power plants and thus reduce the costs of this climate-neutral method of power generation. They intend to use mixtures of molten salts as heat transfer media in the High Performance Solar Thermal Power ...


Turnkey Plant for Biodegradable Plastics Compounding


The first compounding plant for biodegradable plastics in Portugal underlines the expertise of Coperion GmbH in biodegradable material processing systems. The extrusion line is being operated by the Portuguese compounding company Cabopol, S. A. based in Porto de Mós and went into trial operation ...


Dow Completes MDI Expansion in Estarreja, Portugal


Dow Polyurethanes’ newly expanded diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) plant in Estarreja, Portugal, successfully started production. The world-scale facility will provide both polymeric and crude MDI, offering customers increased flexibility and reliability of supply of this essential polyurethane ...


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